Description/achievement of initiative
The sustainability literacy test (SULITEST) is an online multiple choice question assessment. It assesses, in 30 minutes, the minimum level of knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility, applicable all over the world, in any kind of higher education institution (HEI), in any country, for students from any kind of tertiary-level course (bachelors, masters, MBAs, PhD).
All of the questions in this assessment will ensure that future graduates have basic knowledge on sustainable development and both individual and organisational sustainability and responsibility. For this purpose, the scope of this assessment covers 2 types of question:* Questions on challenges facing society and the planet i.e. general knowledge on social,environmental and economic issues, basic understanding of the earth e.g. water and carbon cycles, greenhouse effect, etc.* Questions on the organisation’s responsibility in general and on corporate responsibility in particular i.e. questions on practices for integrating social responsibility throughout an organisation and questions on the responsibility of individuals as employees and citizens.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The SULITEST is free for universities and will be available for companies and organizations early 2016. The new platform will be available early 2016. It will allow universities and companies to add specific sets of questions and surveys to the test.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
* Senior Advisors: UNESCO, UNDP, UNEP, UN DESA, UN PRME, ULSF, CEEMAN, MEDIES, GRLI, ARIUSA, AMFORHT, HEASC, WFCP, GUPES, IDDRI, IAU, Copernicus alliance
* Regional-National Expert Committee: RAUSA, ACTS, PRME Chapter Brazil, CGUN, Red Campus Sustentable, RCFA, REDIES, RAUDO, PRME national Chapter for Middle East and North Africa, CGE, CPU, REFEDD, CIRSES, HKSCC, APSCC, CAS-Net JAPAN, CRUI,INAECU, PRME national Chapter UK & Ireland, EAUC, AASHE, DANS
* Partners Council: ONET, LVMH, CGE, Kedge, University of Paris Seine, Grenoble Ecole de Management, EAUC, PRME national Chapter UK & Ireland, University of Gothenburg, Des Enjeux et des Hommes